Greg Slaughter praised Ginebra’s team defense in shutting down Meralco import Arinze Onuaku on their way to a blowout win on Wednesday night.
But as far as Arinze Onuaku is concerned, his poor offensive performance wasn’t entirely due to the Gin Kings’ defense.
“We didn’t come out to play today. It didn’t really have much to do with that,” said Onuaku. We just didn’t have the energy we usually have and we didn’t execute the way we execute.”
Onuaku certainly wasn’t able to play his usual game and his numbers reflected the kind of game he and the Bolts had.
One of the best imports this conference, Onuaku had his worst offensive game in the PBA with only 10 points.
“We’ve been playing a certain way all conference long and it was probably the second time we didn’t have the energy that we used to,” he said. “Everybody’s going to double or triple-team me. We know that, but the thing is I got to stay aggressive and my teammates stay aggressive, play our style of basketball.”
And it wasn’t just the offense as Onuaku pointed out.
“We got to continue to play defense. We didn’t play defense today.”